Founded by Mark Pauline, Survival Research Laboratories (SRL) is a machine performance art group credited for pioneering industrial performing arts. SRL has dedicated itself to re-directing the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations. Each performance consists of a unique set of ritualized interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices, employed in developing themes of socio-political satire. SRL's performance The Misfortunes of Desire (Acted Out at an Imaginary Location Symbolizing Everything Worth Having) was sponsored by The Kitchen and performed in Queens in 1988. For more information visit: